As Liberian Leader Described Education As ‘Mess’ Ministry To Test Public School Teachers

hqdefaultPublic school teachers throughout the country are to sit “public tests” administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to determine their competence and capacity.

Making the disclosure at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing Thursday, the acting MOE Director of Public Affairs, Lawrence Fahnbulleh indicated that the tests will be administered in three different counties on three different dates.

According to Fahnbulleh, one test will be given at the Sanniquellie Central High School in Sanniquellie, Nimba County on Saturday, April 2, another at the Gboveh High School in Gbarnga, Bong County on Monday, April 4, while the other will be administered at Tubman High School in Monrovia, Montserrado County on Saturday, April 9.

Fahmulleh added that the tests will also determine the training needs of each teacher and help the ministry to deploy and redeploy teachers according to their levels of competence.

He said the teachers eligible for the test are the regular and supplementary payroll and the principals’ list teachers.

Others are the recognized in-service teachers, cohort five and six teachers that have not been employed and the community-paid teachers and those on PTA payrolls.

He pointed out that the ministry regrets any inconvenience the change may cause concerned teachers, noting that any teacher who refuses to take the test will be immediately dropped from the payroll.
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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.